Deshaun Watson keeps maintaining innocence after settlement with NFL

The NFL and Watson settled on an 11-game suspension.

by Dzevad Mesic
Deshaun Watson keeps maintaining innocence after settlement with NFL

Deshaun Watson continues to maintain his innocence as he underlined that settling does not mean that he is guilty for what he was accused. On Thursday, the NFL and NFLPA announced they reached a settlement in the Deshaun Watson case.

Watson was suspended for 11 games and fined $5 million. Watson was accused of se*ual miscoduct during massage sessions by 24 women. "I'll continue to stand on my innocence, just because you know settlements, and things like that happen doesn't mean that a person is guilty for anything," Watson said, via ESPN.

"I feel like a person has an opportunity to stand on his innocence and prove that, and we proved that from a legal side, and just going to continue to push forward as an individual and as a person."

Watson on the case finally coming to an end

The Watson saga is officially over and everything is clear now.

Now, Watson's goal is to help the Browns win a Super Bowl and to work on becoming a better individual. "I'm grateful that the disciplinary process has ended and extremely appreciative of the tremendous support I have received throughout my short time with the Browns organization," Watson said in a statement released by the Browns.

"I apologize once again for any pain this situation has caused. I take accountability for the decisions I made. My focus going forward is on working to become the best version of myself on and off the field and supporting my teammates however possible while I'm away from the team.

I'm excited about what the future holds for me in Cleveland." Also, Watson said one day he is hoping to tell his side of the story. Watson felt he was trying to tell his side of the story over the last several months but no one was really paying attention to what he had to say.

"That's definitely the plan, that's definitely the goal," he said. "I feel like through the whole process I've been trying to tell my side of the story. But a lot of people just didn't pay a lot of attention to it." In recent weeks, Watson apologized several times.

On Thursday, Watson was asked directly for what he was apologizing. "For everyone that was affected by this situation. There were a lot of people that were triggered," Watson said.

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